New hard drive - New Simple Volume Wizard won't open

kenej2005

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Hi folks,

Firstly, thanks to Tom's for being a very useful resource when I recently built my first PC. All went well except:

I have a C drive SSD and have just connected some additional hard drives for extra storage.


These are brand new unformatted, unpartitioned hard drives.


In disk management (Windows 7) I right click any of these new disks where it says 'unallocated', but the 'new simple volume option' is not available (greyed out). The only selectable options are Properties and Help.


I can't find an answer to this on the Internet.


Any help is genuinely appreciated as i have lost my Sunday to this so far :- )


Cheers


kenej
 

kenej2005

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Actually folks - sorted now.

I gave up trying to use the Microsoft approach and downloaded Partition Master from easeus.com.

This worked first time with no complaint.

Wish I'd done this hours ago!

Cheers

JK.
 

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